The Light of the World

This week, I have been dealing with the effects of ending Daylight Savings Time. Every morning I have thought of it fondly as I woke feeling more rested, more refreshed. Every evening I have complained and moaned as I drove home more tired than usual in the dark.

As I was struggling to drive home in the darkness, I recalled an experience that I had a few weeks ago. I was trying to deliver a batch of cookies to some new friends of mine. Their home was in a neighborhood that was for the most part, unfamiliar to me. As usual, I was running behind schedule and just as I reached their street the last rays of sunlight disappeared behind the horizon.

By the time I reached their block, night had definitely arrived. Their street was poorly lit and I had a difficult time reading the house numbers. After two or three trips up and down the street without success, I decided to give up and try again the next day.

The next afternoon, it took no time at all to find my friends’ home. I found their house number with ease and made my cookie delivery in minutes. I was impressed that a task that had seemed so difficult, so impossible, in the darkness of the night before was so simple, so effortless, in the light of day.

I thought how sometimes when we are in the midst of trials and problems in our lives, we feel as if we are trying to navigate through the darkness. We are unsure of how to find our way through or where to turn. We feel hopeless and are sometimes tempted to give up.

When we are struggling through these dark times in our lives we need only to remember that our Heavenly Father is the source of all light. He loves us and wants to help us.

If we will call upon Him, He will light our path and make our way easy.

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